Welcome to Penn State New Kensington!
My name is Samantha Kravits and I will be your 2020-2021 Student Government Association (SGA) President. I am a proud Nittany Lion, especially during these tumultuous times. Going into this academic year may feel turbulent and uncertain, but you can rest assured that there are ample services, programs, and people in your corner to help you navigate your college experience and help you reach your full potential. Students are the focus of our faculty and staff as they support and encourage our goals, dreams, and any difficulties you may experience. Our campus creates a wonderful sense of community and the atmosphere of care and service will not halter this year.
You will experience first-hand that the relationships you build as you work with faculty and make life-long friends are central to our campus. My experiences at Penn State have taught me so much and provided me with invaluable opportunities and relationships, and I am confident that yours will do the same for you. I want to encourage you to get involved within our community and to take part in the numerous opportunities that will be presented to you throughout your years at PSNK. Your college experience will become what you make of it, and the limits you have are only the limits you believe.
As President of SGA, I want you to feel comfortable reaching out to me and my team for anything you may need help with! The SGA is here to support you and advocate for your needs. We are here to help create the best Penn State we can--and we cannot achieve that without your input! I greatly look forward to meeting you and hearing your thoughts and opinions!
President, Student Government Association
2020-2021 SGA Executive Board
|President||Samantha Kravits||Psychology||Senior||[email protected]|
|Vice President||Gianna Foglia||Undecided/DUS||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Secretary||Santrupth G.R. Vedanthi||Computer Engineering||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Treasurer||Luke Barkley||Information Sciences & Technology||Junior||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative||Ashton Caldwell||Communications||Senior||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative||Makenna Leisifer||Communications/Journalism||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|Faculty Senate Representative|
|THON Primary Chair||Sydney Nury||Human Development & Family Studies||Sophomore||[email protected]|
|THON Co-Chair||Hailey Dikun||Business Management & Marketing||Junior||[email protected]|
General Assembly dates
General Assembly meetings are a chance for students to learn about what is happening on campus, get their voices heard about issues they may see on campus, and meet with the Student Government Association. These meetings are in conjunction with club updates. All RSO Presidents are voting members of the SGA Senate, and all Senate members should attend so student matters can be voted on when necessary.
General Assembly meetings are held during common hour (MWF 12:20-1:10 p.m.; TTh 12:05-1:20 p.m.) unless otherwise noted.
- Wednesday, September 23, 2020
- Wednesday, October 21, 2020
- Wednesday, November 18, 2020
- Wednesday, December 9, 2020
- Wednesday, February 24, 2021
- Wednesday, March 24, 2021
- Wednesday, April 21, 2021
For more information, contact the Student Government Office at 724-334-6141.
Council of Commonwealth Student Governments (CCSG) Meeting Dates
The 19 Commonwealth campuses of Penn State are represented by the Council of Commonwealth Student Governments, which meets regularly throughout the Fall and Spring semesters. Meetings are open to all students of all campuses.
CCSG meetings are held in the HUB-Robeson Center at University Park, unless otherwise noted.
- October 9 - 10, 2020
- November 6 - 7, 2020
- January 29 - 30, 2021
- March 19 - 20, 2021
- April 16 - 17, 2021
- April 23 - 24, 2021 (alternative April date)